Major League Baseball having preliminary discussions for postseason in bubble

Ross Houston
August 14, 2020

Bubbles in both the NBA and NHL have worked to this point, with the NHL reporting zero positive COVID-19 cases while in the bubble. And so far, it's been a success. Cases have been primarily prevented by the National Basketball Association and NHL.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the idea of creating a bubble for the postseason comes after the latest coronavirus outbreaks that have occurred within the Miami and St. Louis organizations.

Major League Baseball is creating contingency plans to hold the postseason at neutral sites, the Los Angeles Times first reported. The same goes for the National Hockey League after two weeks.

Major League Baseball is reportedly looking to replicate a format to that which the NHL is now using, where multiple cities are used as hubs.

As we previously reported, the National Hockey League claims its 2-city hub system is VERY successful so far - with zero new COVID cases reported in the past week.

No final decisions have been made, but the 16-team first round of the postseason could be played at three different ballparks, ESPN reports.

The three-game National League wild-card round, played in three days, would stage the No. 1 seed vs. In this scenario, the bubble format starts for the division series. The NHL has actually relied on Edmonton and Toronto for its playoffs, and the league has actually up until now had the ability to pull it off. MLB, on the other hand, has actually handled excellent misfortune this year in enabling almost all of its groups to play in their house cities.

Southern California, Chicago, and NY were the areas listed that made the most sense, Passan's sources added.

Additionally, keeping organizations in one designated area could also help keep the number of positive tests down.

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